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On Friday, while the protests were taking place and several were being shot by Israeli snipers with live ammunition, human rights organization Amnesty International echoed the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement's call for an arms embargo against Israel. The organization said Israel was ...
Israeli human rights activists who promote BDS (boycott, divestment, and sanctions) and speak harshly against Israeli policy are often subject to campaigns of ... Thus I will tell the story of Adi Shosberger, the Israeli activist who called Israeli soldiers “terrorists” who are participating in a “massacre of innocent ...

Today on Deconstructed I'll speak to two brave Israeli activists who campaigned to protect the human rights of Palestinians, and for an end to what has ... The Israelis say they pulled out of Gaza in 2005, pulled out all their troops, all their illegal settlers — therefore, ergo, Gaza isn't occupied anymore.
Like many Israelis, members of the Social Congress — a group of young social activists who came together to discuss and promote social concerns — have ... “The political system has been geared to social issues since 2011,” says Shir Nosatzki, a social activist and one of the leaders of that year's protest ...
Relations between the University of Manchester (UoM) and Israeli arms manufacturers have been exposed in a new report by student activists. ... found the university to be in violation of the government act issued in 2000 by not disclosing information requested by a student activist over its controversial ties.
Sami al-Ali, a member of the Jisr al-Zarqa local council and a social activist, says that in recent years personal messages are disseminated on social networks ahead of the wedding season. “We've made it clear that in every wedding where weapons are used, we'll call on the people involved to leave,” he ...

Amid heightened tensions on the Gaza border, the Israeli military braces for the third consecutive week of Palestinian protests in the area. Organizers in Gaza expect thousands to participate in this weekend's marches, with Palestinian activists preparing to burn Israeli flags and hoist Palestinian flags in their ...
A video showing Palestinian teen activist Ahed Tamimi being harassed and threatened by Israeli officers during her interrogation has caused uproar after going viral on social media and news sites. In the footage, dating back to December 26, the 17-year-old girl is seen sitting at a desk in front of Israeli ...
In San Francisco, some 200 human rights defenders protested March 31 against the Israeli military's killing of 17 Palestinians, most between the ages of 17 ... To the Israelis, as well as the Palestinians, Becker said, that translates as a message from Washington that Israel “can do whatever you want; we stand behind you.”.
Pro-Palestinian student activists at Swarthmore want the college to stop selling Sabra-branded hummus because they accuse the parent company of Sabra of supporting an Israeli military brigade with care packages. The parent company of Sabra is the Strauss Group, which the activists allege the Strauss ...
In a first-of-its kind event, Palestinian activists in Hebron played host to 100 Israelis and international visitors on Wednesday evening in what was billed as a “Freedom Seder.” The Passover .... All That's Left activist Daniel Roth said the texts had been used in seders around the world. The seder was timed to ...
Nevertheless, Israelis have refused to listen. Even before the march began Israeli security forces launched a public campaign painting the 'Great Return March' as a violent, Hamas-sponsored event. The Israeli army's chief of staff announced the deployment of 100 snipers and several infantry brigades to ...
Just a few weeks ago, an Israeli court convicted two Israelis of brutally beating African refugee Babikir Ali Adham-Abdo to death, right outside of the city ... They might manage to shame radical activists out of invoking the name of Anne Frank to describe their efforts to hide the African refugees in their homes.
The Israeli army has started asking left-wing groups that arrange meetings between Israelis and Palestinians for large quantities of information about their ... “Once, all that was needed was general details,” said an activist with an organization that holds art workshops for blind Palestinian children in Israel.
Israel's military appeals court ruled on Monday against an appeal by 17-year-old Palestinian activist Ahed Tamimi and her defense team to hold the ... saying “the continuing presence of international and Israeli human rights activists at any court hearing for Palestinian political prisoners has been vital as a ...
Palestinians and International activists successfully planted dozens of olive saplings in the north of West Bank in the village of Burin near Nablus. Palestinians and Internationals together laid pictures of prominent activists in front of the planted saplings, some of these activists were killed by the Israeli army ...
In 2014 posts from a secret British Facebook group, Greta Berlin, the co-founder and spokesperson of the Free Gaza Movement, says that Israeli commandos who boarded the Mavi Marmara flotilla did not open fire on activists until one, Ken O'Keefe, stole a gun from one of them. “He was responsible for ...

Meretz, the party to the left of the Labor Party, is inarguably an Ashkenazi party – made up of Jews with roots in Europe. Since it was founded to run in the 1992 election, only two of its Knesset members have been of Mizrahi – Middle Eastern or North African – extraction: Ran Cohen and Mossi Raz. And its ...
Combatants for Peace is a nonprofit organization led by a collective of former Israeli and Palestinian soldiers. The egalitarian, bi-national, grassroots organization was founded on the belief that the cycle of violence can only be broken when Israelis and Palestinians join forces. It started in 2005 when some ...
Israeli border policemen detain a foreign activist during a protest on Friday in the West Bank village of Bil'in, west of Ramallah. (AP) ... Surrounded on three sides by the Israeli separation wall, Qalqilya covers an area of just over 1.5 square miles, yet is home to an estimated 53,000 residents, making it the ...
London, England - US President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel signals the "official adoption of the Israeli narrative", ... hosted by Middle East Monitor, politicians, activists and academics repeatedly noted the potentially dangerous consequences of Trump's move. The US ...
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Trial Set To Start For Young Palestinian Activist Who Struck An Israeli Soldier ... The defendant is a Palestinian teenager from the West Bank seen on video slapping and kicking Israeli soldiers. ... ESTRIN: It outraged Israelis, who said she shouldn't be allowed to get away with doing that to their troops.
Gaza Activists Use "Firebomb Kites" to Set Fire to Israeli Fields and Houses: Hundreds of Kites Will Be Flown toward the EnemiesVarious sources ... In an April 18 report, Al-Jazeera interviewed an activist, who, wearing a Guy Fawkes mask, threatened: "Not dozens but hundreds of kites will be flown toward ...
Yoav Mordechai, the coordinator of government activities in the territories, expects us to believe that tens of Palestinians and a few Israelis conspired to ... The liars are also his parents, members of his extended family in the village of Nabi Saleh, and friends – including Israeli leftist activist Jonathan Pollak.
From Durham2Palestine—a coalition of local activist groups—wants the city council to pass a resolution condemning these exchanges and provide ... says allowing high-ranking officers to participate in these programs validates the tactics used by Israeli forces—tactics the activists do not want to see more ...
RAMALLAH: Israel on Tuesday claimed that a Palestinian teenager's severe head injury was caused by a bicycle accident and not an Israeli bullet, sparking ... Jonathan Pollak, an Israeli activist who said he was at the demonstration, told AFP he was around 20 meters away when Mohammed was shot.
Ignoring appeals, Israel extends detention without trial for Palestinian-French activist ... Israeli occupation authorities yesterday extended the detention without trial or charge of Palestinian-French human rights worker Salah Hamouri, ignoring the appeals by local and international NGOs who condemned ...
Odeh spent 10 years in an Israeli prison for her role in a 1969 bombing attack at a Jerusalem supermarket that killed two Hebrew University students, Leon Kanner and Eddie Joffe. Israel jailed Odeh for life, but she was released in a prisoner exchange with the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine in ...
Yoav Mordechai, the coordinator of government activities in the territories, expects us to believe that tens of Palestinians and a few Israelis conspired to ... The liars are also his parents, members of his extended family in the village of Nabi Saleh, and friends – including Israeli leftist activist Jonathan Pollak.
The Israeli army has blocked activists from the anti-occupation army veterans' group Breaking the Silence from entering the Jewish settlement in the West ... “It's another example of the system's surrender to the interests of Baruch Marzel,” continued the statement, referring to the extreme right-wing activist ...
The Ofer military court on Wednesday extended the detention of activist, human rights defender and coordinator of the Popular Struggle Coordination Committee (PSCC), Munther Amira until 12/3/2018. At the time of the court session, a group of Palestinian activists and leaders held a protest outside of Ofer ...
Ahed Tamimi is a Palestinian activist who grew up in the village of Nabi Saleh, which is under Israeli occupation. Since a young age, she has taken part in protests ... Other Israelis have accused Ahed of deliberately trying to provoke Israeli soldiers on film. The girl's case has made global headlines, with ...
Palestinian and Japanese activists and human right groups sent a letter to Honda asking it to pull out of the event, which they consider would be collaborating with the Israeli occupation of the West Bank, illegal under international law. “This race is being used by Israel to legitimize its military occupation and ...
The Communities' House for Pride and Tolerance is almost filled to capacity, as activists and supporters of the local gay community swarm in. On an outdoor veranda, young activists listen devotedly as Ruti Litwin, 71, a veteran lesbian activist, greets the crowds. “Looking around me here, at all the ...
Trial Set To Start For Young Palestinian Activist Who Struck An Israeli Soldier ... The defendant is a Palestinian teenager from the West Bank seen on video slapping and kicking Israeli soldiers. ... ESTRIN: It outraged Israelis, who said she shouldn't be allowed to get away with doing that to their troops.
Is anyone really surprised that the screening of a video collection focusing on the occupation is now framed as – of course – incitement, and that the freedom of speech of Israelis is being called into question? One cannot deny the irony in this process, which brings Israeli and Palestinian NGOs and activists ...
10 evening commute, calling on Israel to release Ahed Tamimi and all Palestinian children from Israeli prisons and detention centers. At least 400 Palestinian children are presently being held in Israeli jails. Often arrested during the night, no family member is allowed to even speak to the child—who, once ...
Lawmakers heard impassioned testimony Wednesday in the state Capitol regarding a proposal that would bar state agencies and local governments in Wisconsin from participating in a boycott of Israeli businesses. The bill is a response to the so-called Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions or BDS movement ...
A Madison Avenue diamond store owned by Israeli billionaire and settlement profiteer Lev Leviev shut its doors late last year. ... So we're proud to have contributed to the store's closing,” said Mindy Gershon, an activist with Adalah-NY, a group that organized protests and boycott campaigns against Leviev's ...
Israel's hard-charging prosecution of his 16-year-old daughter who slapped two Israeli soldiers has trained a spotlight on her activist family and its role in what Palestinians call "popular resistance," or ... 15, the army said villagers were throwing stones at Israeli soldiers and a nearby road used by Israelis.
Israel on Sunday identified 20 activist groups from around the world whose members will be banned from entering the country over their calls to boycott the ... Most recently, pop singer Lorde joined a number of other performers who have canceled performances in Israel amid pressure from BDS activists.
Helman is an activist from HaOgen in central Israel, approximately 26 kilometers north-west of Tel Aviv. He was .... When he went to the recruiting office and declared his refusal to enlist, a number of Israeli activists stood by him, blindfolded, holding signs that say “Stop closing your eyes to the crimes of the ...
Israeli law does not distinguish between a call to boycott West Bank settlements and Israel proper. ... Sources in the Strategic Affairs Ministry said that the effort would focus on central groups and activists - including Israelis - and not on people who are critical of Israel and believe Israel should be boycotted.
SANTIAGO – Chile has expressed “great concern” over the case of Palestinian iconic teen Ahed Tamimi, who is being tried by an Israeli military court in secret ... The iconic 16-year old Palestinian activist Ahed al-Tamimi, who has fearlessly stood up to the Israeli military occupation numerous times, is facing ...
Israeli lawfare organization sues BDS activists for advising Lorde to cancel Israel concert .... But Israel and its acolytes like Shurat Hadin, seem to think that challenging Israel for its madness is, in itself, crazy, and that the “moral and emotional injury” of those poor Israelis who couldn't hear Lorde live, is a ...
Three Israeli fans of Lorde are suing two activists who urged the New Zealand singer to boycott Israel and cancel a performance there. The teenage girls, who had bought tickets to see Lorde's concert in June, are demanding 45,000 shekels (Dh48,400) from the two New Zealand activists who had ...
The women said they were activists working for “an end to Israeli apartheid” and believed “an economic, intellectual and artistic boycott is an effective way of speaking out”. “A performance in Israel sends the wrong message,” they wrote to the singer-songwriter. “Playing in Tel Aviv will be seen as giving ...
Israeli authorities must release a 16-year-old Palestinian activist who could face up to 10 years in prison over an altercation with Israeli soldiers in the ... However, the clip outraged many Israelis, with Education Minister Naftali Bennett telling Army Radio the three women “should finish their lives in prison”.
A disabled Palestinian activist was shot dead by Israeli troops as he protested against Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital, an autopsy has found. Ibraheem Abu Thuraya, 29, who lost both legs in an Israeli air strike, was one of four Palestinians killed during violent clashes on ...


 

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